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Engineering Machine Operator

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Engineering machine operators use equipment such as cutters, grinders and lathes to cut, shape, drill and finish metal and other materials to make parts used in engineering and manufacturing.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for engineering machine operators is around £12,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £24,000 a year or more. Bonuses and extra pay for shift work are common.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are opportunities for engineering machine operators in a range of industries, such as aerospace, motor vehicles, office machinery and agricultural machinery. You will find jobs advertised on the internet, such as the Universal Jobmatch website and at your local Jobcentre Plus office.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
3805
0.2 %
FALL
2023
3799
  United Kingdom
2018
49013
0.1 %
RISE
2023
49081

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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